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Elderberry has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years. It has antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antibacterial properties and is also a diuretic.  Elderberry has long been used to treat upper respiratory infections.  As an expectorant it reduces excessive mucus.  It is used to treat asthma, bronchial infections and sinusitis. It promotes circulation, kidney function and supports the immune system. It is also used as a laxative.

Elderberry extract has been proven to fight the flu. People who took elderberry recovered from the flu 4 days faster than those who did not. Symptoms were also less severe, with no significant side effects.

Externally Elderberry is used for burns, bruises, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, rash and other skin problems. 


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